amui1 – Looking Outwards-01

This short film, “The Wishgranter,” was created by 3 artists: Kal Athannassov, John McDonald, Echo Wu. They are all part of the Ringling College of Art and Design.

“The Wishgranter” is ultimately a love story created by an apathetic creature that lives under a fountain.

What I love about animated shorts is that it communicates a strong message through an entertaining and creative medium. I admire that a video of 5 minutes entails a long and thoroughly thought out development process, including thinking on script, characters, setting, music, action, and sounds. What I admire about “The Wishgranter” in particular is the emotion the artists communicate through their characters. For example, it was very clear that the wishgranter was uninterested and unmotivated with his job, but by the end of the short, you could see that the wishgranter became motivated again and invested in delivering love to these two strangers.

A few more videos that inspired me are: “Scarlett” and “Sweet Cocoon” .

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